Bring Out Your Inner Artist with Recreational Art Classes

A blank canvas with paint brushes and paint pots on top of it.

Did you know that making art relieves stress and encourages creative thinking? If you would like to bring out your inner Picasso, head to one of these recreational art schools where you can make everything from ceramic bowls to oil paintings:

Rivellino School of Art 

Found inside a blue house in downtown Long Grove, Rivellino offers classes for anyone four and older. Founder Roshel Rivellino Curtis earned a Master of Fine Arts after studying drawing, painting, weaving, and other mediums. She ran her own fashion business for 15 years and became known for her hand-painted silk products sold in high-end stores. Today, Roshel enjoys offering small class sizes and individual attention.

Try Intro to Oil Painting. Through step-by-step instruction, students learn to create a true work of art. Everyone can work at their own pace, and an emphasis is placed on color mixing and understanding the characteristics of oil paints. 

Main Street Art Center

A local fixture since 1994, Main Street Art Center welcomes students from across Chicago and southern Wisconsin. The instructors are professional artists who teach workshops and exhibit in galleries across the country. They offer a wide variety of classes that are both challenging and fun. 

Watercolor is a recurring session led by Dale Popovich. He’s an award-winning painter who captures the beauty of the American landscape. Dale offers demonstrations and individual attention while at the same time exploring the techniques and application of watercolor. 

The Art Center

With over 400 visual arts classes and workshops every year, it’s no wonder The Art Center draws thousands of students annually. It also features exhibits and showcases the works of national artists in four museum-quality galleries. 

One of the classes at The Art Center is Adult Ceramics: All Levels. The instructors explore hand-thrown and wheel techniques to create mugs, bowls, vases, and other objects. Students paint and glaze their pieces before they’re fired in the kiln. 

Along with these art schools, The Mil’ton is also near premier shopping and dining destinations. To become a resident of our vibrant community, please contact us. We’d love to offer you a tour where you can see firsthand all we have to offer. 

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